There is a small and shallow routed cavity under the neck plate just big enough for the Bender mechanaism.
A small opening sits under the bridge surface for the B or G Bender Finger. This does not affect the instrument sound.
This 1/2" hole will hold the adjustable support tension spring and is capped by a small ferrule and the Phillips tension adjustment screw.
A small, shallow cavity is created under the neckplate for the plate-mounted mechanism. This does not affect the body strength or sound.
The Bender Arm is free of screws and has no slack or wobble. The arm moves very smoothly and the destination pitch is fine-tuned with the thumbscrew shown.
The integrated plate and mechanism allows great stability. The built-in bearings provide
the smoothest feel, all in a very light weight unit.
There is a small non-invasive route under the bridge plate. This allows the Bender Finger to switch its position between being a B-Bender or G-Bender, per preference.
The Bender Bridge with the Bender Saddle - a 'B' Finger and an original style non-bending hi e' portion.
It can be flipped to 'G'.
The Bender Bridge with the Bender Saddle - a 'G' Finger and an original style non-bending hi e' portion.
It can be flipped to 'B'.
Benders for left-handed instruments are no problem and are also convertible between 'B' and 'G'. Note the vintage Fender lefty with the bridge corners factory notched to be re-bent as a lefty.
The Bender, installed, is non-invasive and retains the original look and sound.
A half inch dia. hole runs from the body end, under the bridge to the neckplate area.
A phillips screw allows individual preference of Bender tension, easily adjustable for a soft touch or for aggressive high-activity settings.
The butt end strap attachment is not affected by the Bender and does not impede tension screw access.